The School of Political Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Graduate Diploma in Public Management and Governance, and to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and PhD in Political Science. The MA program is offered both full- and part-time whereas the PhD program is offered full-time only. The programs are offered in French and English.

Two options are available for the MA: the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.

It is possible to follow the Master’s or the PhD program exclusively in French.

Students who enroll in their program in French (MA or PhD) must take the majority of their courses in French:

  • Master’s with Thesis: students must take at least three of their required courses in French.
  • Master’s with Major Research Paper: students must take at least four of their required courses in French.
  • PhD: students must take at least three courses in French.

Students who enroll in their program in English (MA or PhD) must take and pass at least one of their required courses in French.

All students are permitted to hand in their assignments in French or in English. At the time of admission, students must have an active knowledge of French and a passive understanding of English. French is the working language of the School’s meetings, including those of the graduate students’ association, and in the School’s internal communications.

The department participates in the collaborative programs in Women’s Studies (at the MA level), in Environmental Sustainability (at the MA level) and in Canadian Studies (at the PhD level).

The programs are governed by the general regulations in effect for graduate studies. 

Learn more on application deadlines, language requirements and more by visiting the specific requirements webpage.

To be admitted to the PhD program, candidates must hold a master’s degree in political science (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+) calculated in accordance with graduate studies guidelines. Exceptional students in the master’s program at the University of Ottawa may, under certain conditions (see “Transfer from master’s to PhD"), be allowed to transfer to the PhD without being required to write a master’s thesis.

An active knowledge of French and English is essential. All students admitted will have to take at least one of their courses in French and must be capable of reading texts in English and French. Students must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. Those students who plan to study mainly in English will have to demonstrate in their application an active knowledge of English and French. All students whose first language is other than English or French must provide proof in their application of their level of competence in both languages. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to require a language test for either language.

Fields

The program offers the following fields:

  • International relations
  • Canadian and Quebec politics
  • Political thought and the analysis of ideologies
  • Comparative politics
  • Women and politics
  • Environmental politics
  • Political economy
  • Citizenship, diversity and migration

Additional Requirements

The requirements outlined above are a minimum. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to add any course considered essential in light of the student’s background.

Transfer from Master's to PhD

Students in the MA program at the University of Ottawa who have performed exceptionally well academically, who have demonstrated solid research skills and who are deemed sufficiently mature, may proceed to the doctoral program without completing their master’s degree. Please note that the minimal admission average requirements for the doctoral program must also be met. The conditions for transfer are as follows:

  • successful completion of at least four POL graduate courses (12 units) with an A average as well as an A+ in at least one of the courses
  • approval of the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Political Studies. The committee makes its decision on the basis of written reports on the student’s maturity and research skills, from the student’s thesis supervisor and from the professors in the courses taken in the master’s program.

The request for transfer must be made during the third term of full-time enrollment (or equivalent), and the transfer must take place before the end of the fourth term. The Graduate Studies committee will take into account the student’s grades, thesis plan (or draft plan) and the reports from professors who taught the courses taken at the master’s.

Following the transfer, the student must successfully complete all the requirements of the PhD program. Students who transfer but do not complete the PhD program can however obtain the MA degree provided they meet all of its requirements.

Doctorate

Students must meet the following requirements:

Compulsory Courses: 1
6 course units (one course) from:6 Units
Theories and Problems in International Relations
Theories and Problems in Comparative Politics
Theories and Problems in Canadian and Quebec Politics
Theories and Problems in Analysis of Political Ideology's
Seminar Courses: 1
POL 7366Doctoral Methodology Seminar3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Selected Topics in International Relations
Selected Topics in Political Thought
Selected Topics in Canadian and Quebec Politics
Power, Politics, and Society
Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity
Foundations of Modern Political Thought
Ideology and Social Transformation
Governance and Globalization
International Political Economy
Space and Territoriality
Security and Conflict: Contemporary Issues
Citizenship and Identity
Constitution and Institutions
Political Parties and Movements
Public Policy
Inter-Field Seminar
Special Topics in Comparative Politics
Advanced Quantitative Methods
Advanced Qualitative Methods
Interpretative or Critical Methodologies
3 course units from:3 Units
Seminar in the Minor Field: International Relations
Seminar in the Minor Field: Comparative Politics
Seminar in the Minor Field: Canadian and Québec Politics
Seminar in the Minor Field: Political Thought
Comprehensive Examinations: 2
POL 9310Comprehensive Examination in the Major Field 3, 40 Unit
POL 9320Comprehensive Examination in the Minor Field 3, 40 Unit
Thesis Proposal:
POL 9350Thesis Proposal 4, 50 Unit
Thesis:
POL 9999PhD Thesis Research 40 Unit

Note(s) 

1

All students must successfully complete at least one course given in French.

2

To continue in the program, students must pass both comprehensive examinations (the major and the minor). In accordance with the general regulations in effect for graduate studies, any student who fails the major or minor comprehensive examination has the right to one retake. A student who is unsuccessful on the second attempt will be withdrawn.

3

Comprehensive examinations are aimed at proving basic knowledge in the fields of study. The major field comprehensive examination usually takes place towards the end of the third term of enrollment in the program. The minor field comprehensive examination usually takes place at the end of the fourth term of enrollment in the program.

4

POL 9310, POL 9320, POL 9350 and POL 9999 are graded on a satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS) basis.

5

The thesis proposal must be approved by the thesis committee. A student whose proposal is not accepted on the first submission may be allowed to submit it a second time. A student whose proposal is rejected a second time will be withdrawn from the program.

Minimum Standards

Students are required to maintain a minimum average of B+ during their PhD program. Those who receive a grade lower than B+ in two courses or more will be required to withdraw.

Residence

All full-time students must complete a minimum of six terms of full-time enrollment. In the case of transfer to the PhD, the residency period for the PhD is nine full-time terms from the initial enrollment in the program.

Duration of Program

Students are expected to complete all requirements within four years. The maximum time permitted is six years from the date of initial enrollment in the program.

Thesis Advisory Committee

During the first term of the program, a thesis advisory committee (TAC) is formed for the candidate. The Committee’s membership will be determined by the specific interests of the candidate. It will be composed of the supervisor and 2-3 additional professors. At least one member of the thesis committee, in addition to the supervisor, must be form the Faculty of Social Sciences. The TAC is responsible for guiding the student throughout the program, including course selection, the comprehensive examination, thesis proposal, and thesis defense.

A meeting between the student and the Thesis Advisory Committee will take place at least once per term. The thesis examining board may include members who are not part of the TAC.

Research Fields & Facilities

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, a few steps away from Parliament Hill, the University of Ottawa is among Canada’s top 10 research universities.

uOttawa focuses research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences

With cutting-edge research, our graduate students, researchers and educators strongly influence national and international priorities.

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences represents a place of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training. Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth of understanding and breadth of discussions on a variety of issues nationally and internationally.  This research, whether it be fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented, is generated by our renowned expertise, ultimately culminating in applications designed to influence individual communities and the betterment of society.

We have identified five research themes which collectively represent a large proportion of the research undertaken at the Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • International Studies
  • Francophonie
  • Public Policy
  • Health, Well-Being
  • Justice, Society

Facilities, Research Centres and Institutes at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM), Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), Centre for Public Management and Policy, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Service (CRECS), Centre on Governance (COG), Human Rights Research and Education Centre (affiliation), Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and Institute for Science, Society and Policy.

For more information, refer to the list of faculty members and their research fields on Uniweb

IMPORTANT: Candidates and students looking for professors to supervise their thesis or research project can also consult the website of the faculty or department of their program of choice. Uniweb does not list all professors authorized to supervise research projects at the University of Ottawa.

POL 5106 Selected Topics in Political Science (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 5123 Canadian Politics (3 units)

Presentation and analysis of a contemporary issue in Canadian politics.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 5505 Analyse du changement politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 5506 Thèmes choisis en science politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

(IC)

POL 5523 Politique canadienne (3 crédits)

Présentation et analyse d'un enjeu contemporain dans la politique canadienne. (CAN)

Volet : Cours magistral

(CAN)

POL 6100 Seminar in International Relations (3 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6101 Research Methods in Political Science (3 units)

Examination of the methodological approaches used in political analysis, including the epistemological issues surrounding these approaches. A portion of the seminar deals with the challenges of designing a thesis proposal and writing the thesis itself.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6118 Core Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 units)

Critical study of the principal theoretical approaches in comparative politics, the debates about them and the different methodological frameworks in comparative politics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6119 Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics (3 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6120 Seminar in Political Thought (3 units)

Examination of certain themes related to the birth and development of modern political thought, with reference to the history of political ideas. For example, the course explores the origins and development of the modern state, including how the relationship between politics and religion, and between politics and the economy, has changed.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6500 Séminaire en relations internationales (3 crédits)

L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter les principaux schémas d'analyse en politique internationale et comparée, et de les relier de façon critique. Il s'agira d'une analyse des apports méthodologiques et théoriques dans les deux champs d'étude.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6501 La méthode en science politique (3 crédits)

Étude de différentes approches méthodologiques utilisées dans l'analyse du politique. Examen des questions épistémologiques associées à ces diverses approches. Une partie du séminaire portera sur les problèmes confrontés dans l'élaboration du projet de thèse et de la thèse.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6518 Séminaire en politique comparée (3 crédits)

Séminaire noyau visant à étudier de manière critique les principales approches théoriques de la politique comparée, les débats qui sont engagés entre elles et les différents cadres méthodologiques de la politique comparée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6519 Séminaire en politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6520 Séminaire en pensée politique (3 crédits)

L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter certaines thématiques liées à la naissance et au développement de la pensée politique moderne. Référence à l'histoire des idées politiques. Il sera question, par exemple, de thématiques telles les origines et le développement de l'État moderne, l'évolution des rapports entre le religieux et le politique, et entre l'économique et le politique.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6999 Projet de thèse / Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 7102 Selected Topics in International Relations (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7103 Selected Topics in Political Thought (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7104 Selected Topics in Canadian and Quebec Politics (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7105 Power, Politics, and Society (3 units)

Study of the diverse ways that political thought has conceptualized power, the forms it takes, the ways it functions and its impact on/in politics and society. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7106 Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity (3 units)

Study of the foundations of subjectivity and intersubjectivity. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7107 Foundations of Modern Political Thought (3 units)

Study of the authors, schools of thought and ideologies that constitute modernity. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7108 Ideology and Social Transformation (3 units)

Study of various ways of understanding nature and of the importance of ideas, values/principles, and ideology in the context of social and political change. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7109 Governance and Globalization (3 units)

Analysis of institutions and practices of regulation at the international level in the context of globalization. Study of major trends in national and international governance, including forces of resistance. Case studies.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7110 International Political Economy (3 units)

Analysis of the political aspects of the international economy and how economic issues affect societies and international politics. Case studies. Examination of historical and contemporary theoretical approaches.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7111 Space and Territoriality (3 units)

Analysis of issues relating to the production, control and use of space in world order. Study of diverse contemporary theories concerning space and territoriality.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7112 Security and Conflict: Contemporary Issues (3 units)

Analysis of the causes, mechanisms and consequences of inter-state conflicts (wars, crises) and/or intra-state conflicts (civil war, secession). Examination of relevant theoretical literature.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7113 Citizenship and Identity (3 units)

Analysis of contemporary citizenship and identity issues in Canada. The approach may be historical or thematic, and the exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7114 Constitution and Institutions (3 units)

Analysis of constitutional and institutional issues in contemporary Canadian politics. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7115 Political Parties and Movements (3 units)

Analysis of current issues affecting political forces in Canada: parties, groups and movements. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7116 Public Policy (3 units)

Analysis of current public-policy issues in Canada. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7117 Inter-Field Seminar (3 units)

In this seminar, taught by at least two professors, students examine a topic that draws on knowledge from at least two of the program's fields of study (political thought, Canadian politics, international politics). The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7119 Creation and Transformation of States and Political Regimes (3 units)

Study of theories of state-building and transformation (including strategies of adaptation within a context of globalisation; issues of state collapse), as well as the study of democratic and authoritarian regimes and their transformations (transition, consolidation, collapse ), in a comparative perspective.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7120 Comparative Political Economy (3 units)

Study of theoretical approaches concerning the evolution of power relations between states and markets in different regions of the world ; of the political economy of social movements; of political struggles regarding socio-economic inequalities. The emphasis will be on the political economy of both developing states and of highly industrialised countries.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7121 Comparative Politics of Identity (3 units)

Study of theories concerning identity (primordialism, instrumentalism, constructivism) and of the role of ethnic, national, religious, linguistic and gender identities in political processes (violence, accommodation among different identity groups, management of diverse identities by the state).

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7122 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3 units)

Topics to be covered in rotation: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and former Soviet bloc (and possibly Western Europe/United States).

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7135 Advanced Quantitative Methods (3 units)

Advanced quantitative methods and their application in political science. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, maximum likelihood estimation and panel analysis. Review of advanced software packages for data organisation and development of tools for data collection.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7136 Advanced Qualitative Methods (3 units)

Qualitative research methods and their application in political science. The methods covered include fieldwork, interviews, participant observations, archival research and discourse analysis.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7137 Interpretative or Critical Methodologies (3 units)

Interpretative or critical methodologies and their application in political science: genealogy, deconstructivism, fieldwork approach, feminist analysis, new materialism, and decolonising methodologies.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7366 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (3 units)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 73661 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (Part 1 of 2)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions. (Part 1 of 2)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 73662 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (Part 2 of 2) (3 crédits)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions. (Part 2 of 2)

Volet : Séminaire

Prerequisite: POL73661

POL 7502 Thèmes choisis en relations internationales (3 crédits)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7503 Thèmes choisis en pensée politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7504 Thèmes choisis en politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7505 Pouvoir, politique et société (3 crédits)

Étude de diverses conceptualisations du pouvoir, de ses formes, de ses modes de fonctionnement et de son impact sur la politique et la société. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7506 Subjectivité et intersubjectivité (3 crédits)

Étude des fondements de la subjectivité et de l'intersubjectivité. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7507 Fondements de la pensée politique moderne (3 crédits)

Étude d'auteurs, de courants de pensée ou d'idéologies qui son constitutifs de la modernité. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7508 Transformations sociales et idéologies (3 crédits)

Étude de diverses conceptions de la nature et de l'importance des idées, des valeurs / principes et des idéologies dans le contexte du changement politique et social. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7509 Gouvernance et mondialisation (3 crédits)

Analyse des institutions et des pratiques de régulation politique à l'échelle internationale dans le contexte de la mondialisation. Étude des grands courants de changement de la gouvernance nationale et internationale, y compris les forces de résistance. Études de cas.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7510 Écononmie politique internationale (3 crédits)

Analyse des aspects politiques de l'économie internationale et de l'influence des enjeux économiques sur la politique internationale et les sociétés. Étude de cas. Examen d'approches théoriques contemporaines et historiques.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7511 Espace et territorialité (3 crédits)

Analyse des enjeux reliés à la production, au contrôle et à l'utilisation de l'espace dans l'ordre mondial. Étude de diverses approches théoriques contemporaines qui abordent les enjeux de l'espace et de la territorialité.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7512 Sécurité et conflits : Enjeux contemporains (3 crédits)

Analyse des causes, mécanismes et conséquences des conflits inter-étatiques (guerres, crises) et/ou intra-étatiques (guerres civiles, sécession). Exploration de corpus théoriques pertinents.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7513 Citoyenneté et identités (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains en matière de citoyenneté ou d'identités au Canada. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7514 Constitution et institutions (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux constitutionnels ou institutionnels dans la politique canadienne contemporaine. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7515 Forces politiques (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains touchant les forces politiques au Canada : partis, groupes et mouvements. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7516 Politique publique (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains en matière de politiques publiques au Canada. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7517 Séminaire interprofils (3 crédits)

Dans ce séminaire, animé par au moins deux professeurs, sera examiné un objet d'études qui fait appel à des compétences relevant d'au moins deux des profils de l'École (pensée politique, politique canadienne, relations internationales). L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7519 Construction et transformation des états et des régimes politiques (3 crédits)

Étude des théories portant sur la construction historique des États et leurs transformations (adaptation dans un contexte de mondialisation; effondrement des États), de même que les régimes démocratiques et autoritaires et leurs transformations (transition, consolidation, effondrement), le tout dans une perspective comparée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7520 Économie politique comparée (3 crédits)

Étude des approches théoriques portant sur l'évolution des rapports de force entre les États et les marchés dans les différentes régions du monde; sur l'économie politique des mouvements sociaux; sur les luttes politiques autour des inégalités socio-économiques. L'accent sera mis aussi bien sur l'économie politique des États en développement, que sur celle des pays fortement industrialisés.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7521 Politique comparée des identités (3 crédits)

Études des théories relatives aux identités (primordialisme, instrumentalisme, constructivisme) et du rôle des identités ethniques, nationales, religieuses, linguistiques et de genre dans les processus politiques (violence, accommodement identitaire, gestion de la diversité identitaire par l'État).

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7522 Thèmes choisis en politique comparée (3 crédits)

Thèmes à couvrir en rotation : Afrique, Amérique latine, Asie, Moyen-Orient et ancien bloc soviétique et possiblement Europe de l'Ouest/États-Unis.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7531 Lectures dirigées : Études politiques canadiennes (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7532 Lectures dirigées : Politique internationale (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7535 Méthodologies quantitatives avancées (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies quantitatives d'analyse avancées et leur application en science politique. Les sujets incluent l'analyse de la régression multivariée, les modèles de la parcimonie ou de la probabilité maximales, et les analyses panels. Initiation aux logiciels avancés d'organisation de données et à la construction d'outils de collecte de données.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7536 Méthodologies qualitatives avancées (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies qualitatives d'analyse avancées et leur application en science politique. Les méthodologies étudiées incluent les suivantes : recherche terrain, entretiens, observation de participation, recherche dans les archives, et analyses de discours.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7537 Méthodologies interprétatives ou critiques (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies interprétatives ou critiques et leur application en science politique : la généalogie, la déconstruction, l'approche de terrain, l'analyse féministe, le nouveau matérialisme, les méthodologies de la décolonisation.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7766 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (3 crédits)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 77661 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (Partie 1 de 2)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives. (Partie 1 de 2)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 77662 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (Partie 2 de 2) (3 crédits)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives. (Partie 2 de 2)

Volet : Séminaire

Préalable : POL77661

POL 7979 Mémoire / Research Paper (6 crédits / 6 units)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 7989 Thèse de maîtrise / Master's Thesis (12 crédits / 12 units)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 8100 Directed Readings (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 8110 Seminar in the Minor Field: International Relations (3 units)

Evolution of theories and concepts in political economy as an approach to studying international affairs. Examination of various schools of thought.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8111 Seminar in the Minor Field: Comparative Politics (3 units)

Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8112 Seminar in the Minor Field: Canadian and Québec Politics (3 units)

The fundamentals of political economy as an approach to studying political phenomena. Canada's place in the global economy, intergovernmental relations, social movements and changes in the forms of federal intervention are among the topics covered.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8113 Seminar in the Minor Field: Political Thought (3 units)

Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8500 Lectures dirigées (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 8510 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Relation internationale (3 crédits)

Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8511 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Politique comparée (3 crédits)

Étude de l'évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu'à l'étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions; identités en politique; économie politique.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8512 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8513 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Pensée politique (3 crédits)

Les principaux mouvements idéologiques : problématiques, concepts et œuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9200 Theories and Problems in International Relations (6 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9218 Theories and Problems in Comparative Politics (6 units)

Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9219 Theories and Problems in Canadian and Quebec Politics (6 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9220 Theories and Problems in Analysis of Political Ideology's (6 units)

Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9310 Comprehensive Examination in the Major Field

Course Component: Research

POL 9320 Comprehensive Examination in the Minor Field

Prerequisite: POL 8110 or POL 8111 or POL 8112 or POL 8113.

Course Component: Tutorial

Prerequisites: POL 8110 or POL 8111 or POL 8112 or POL 8113

POL 9350 Thesis Proposal

Course Component: Research

POL 9600 Théories et problèmes en relations internationales (6 crédits)

Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9618 Théories et problèmes en politique comparée (6 crédits)

Étude de l'évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu à l'étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions; identités en politique; économie politique. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9619 Théories et problèmes en politique canadienne et québécoise (6 crédits)

Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9620 Théories et problèmes en pensée politique (6 crédits)

Les principaux mouvements idéologiques : problématiques, concepts et oeuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9710 Examen de synthèse du domaine majeur

Volet : Recherche

POL 9720 Examen de synthèse du domaine mineur

Volet : Tutoriel

Préalable : POL 8510 ou POL 8511 ou POL 8512 ou POL 8513.

POL 9750 Projet de thèse

Volet : Recherche

POL 9999 Thèse de doctorat / PhD Thesis Research

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research